Decatur High School, GA

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Who’s in?

Who’s in?

December 1, 2017

Scenarios of how the college football playoff will play out

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National anthem protests continue in the NFL

National anthem protests continue in the NFL

December 1, 2017

Following the lead of Colin Kaepernick, a growing number of professional football players have chosen to protest the national anthem.

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Into the Open Field

Into the Open Field

November 15, 2017

Students shout her name and wave signs of support for number 32. Three quarters pass and she still isn’t in the game. She waits, the nervous smile on her face mirroring the crowd’s anticipation. Midway through the fourth quarter, Coach Felton finally calls her over. “Alright Coach, I need to know: do I just run at them?” Chloe Soto said. Knowing one week is hardly enough to learn the intricate and tough sport of football, Coach Felton tells her to do her best. Soto walks to midfield to check in for the next play. As she and fellow sophomore Jada Harris cross the white line on Decatur’s artificial turf to enter the game, the crowd roars. “It was weird because we were all on the sidelines and then when we got on the playing field, everyone went crazy,” Soto said. “But it was only a two-foot difference.” This “two-foot difference” between the field and the sideline no longer separates Soto from the team as a passive observer; instead, she becomes one of the first two girls to play for the Decatur football team. Soto lines up as a linebacker for the subsequent play. The player opposite her on the North Atlanta offensive line hears Soto’s high-pitched voice, sees the makeup on her face and stands up. After a second, he returns to his stance. “You’re a girl?”

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Softball crushes first playoff round; falls to Walnut Grove in second

Softball crushes first playoff round; falls to Walnut Grove in second

October 23, 2017

With 6-4 and 6-5 wins over Southwest Dekalb on Wednesday, Oct. 11, Decatur’s softball team advanced past the first round of the state playoffs. This two-game series sweep launched the Bulldogs into a Sweet 16 home matchup against Walnut Grove at Oakhurst Park on Wednesday, Oct. 18.

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Fall 2017 Bulldog Update

Fall 2017 Bulldog Update

October 22, 2017

The Sports Editors give you an inside look on the newest developments with fall sports.

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Football and fútbol have a new megachurch

Football and fútbol have a new megachurch

September 11, 2017

Atlanta’s new Mercedes-Benz Stadium embodies a sports city on the rise

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The Jake Miller guide to fantasy football

The Jake Miller guide to fantasy football

August 30, 2017

Are you really bad at fantasy football? Do you have an innate desire to draft Larry Fitzgerald? Read this to find out why you should rethink your life.

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‘Decatur needs a new legacy’

‘Decatur needs a new legacy’

August 24, 2017

The stadium erupts. Students jump, scream and chant. The Bulldogs reset on the 5 yard line with a touchdown in sight. The crowd grows silent as the ball is hiked, anticipation growing with every second. Then, frustration pours from the spectators and players. Fumble. McIntosh High School revs up for another offensive drive. When the fourth quarter ended with the final buzzer, Decatur was far from satisfied. From the dim lights of the score board, Decatur's defeat was illuminated. 28-3. The Bulldogs trudged off the field.

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Winners and losers of the NFL Draft’s first round

Winners and losers of the NFL Draft’s first round

May 16, 2017

If I’m a Browns fan right now, I have to be getting semi-excited for the season. Do Browns fans even get excited anymore? I feel like it’s just slightly less depressed.

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A Jewel at Jackson State

A Jewel at Jackson State

May 12, 2017

Senior Sapphire Simpson’s older sister, Diamond, and her mother both played volleyball. So, at the age of seven, Sapphire rolled right into the family tradition. “It’s an advantage to have a coach as your mom because she can push you and then you push yourself,” Simpson said.

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